I Was Thinking About Something Else

That pretty much sums up my life nowadays. I will be doing something, walking into a room or driving, and I will go askew. Someone will inevitably ask at that same moment, "What are you doing?". Which will confuse me and I can only respond, "Yeah, well...I was thinking about something else".

(formerly A Connecticut Yankee)

Location: Connecticut, United States

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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

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Friday, December 10, 2004

Apprentice 2 small bit

I just finished tonight's episode. Isn't anyone around? I do a more in depth later but, were the interviews amazing. The interviewers were the real deal. Worth the wait. Watching Sandy two seconds in and I knew she was dead in the water.
Why is Jen there?
It's high school with those losers who are back now. Raj, what a prick. Why is Jen there?

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Lucy Liu...How you doin?

While the writers continue to toss darts at the ridiculous storyline dartboard in search of ideas for Joey, one of the joys of the show are the guests. Kelly Preston was amazing and the guy(Danny Nucci) who played her husband was very funny. Bobbie the Agent (Jennifer Coolidge) keeps getting better.
And this week we had Lucy Liu, not playing a bitch for once, but someone driven (with OCD). She was a joy to watch, and had good chemistry with...
I was going to say good chemistry between her and Matt, but then I was going to say her and the cast, but what I am going to say is -
It's the chemistry of the cast that keeps this buggy afloat, although I'm not gonna dump on the writers too much because the twists in this episode for Joey Tribiani as executed by Lauren were worthy. Most worthy.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

"Because God Hates Doctor's, He Truly Does."

Do you know who Angela Nissel is? She's very special. Anyway, I think she is. She wrote that line. It's a line in a group of sentences that is pretty much to small to be considered a speech, but from the moment I heard it I will always think of it as the "God Hates Doctor's" speech.
By the by, Ms. Nissel wrote last nights episode of Scrubs. That is why she is so special. As brilliant as the show is, all the actors, crew, etc., they are all nothing without the words. Without the words it's mostly silent TV with some background music.
I love that speech and John C. McGinley did a masterful delivery of it, but I also have to thank Angela, and all the wacky folks that write for Scrubs. They are very special.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Once Again I feel Like A Big Boob (and I hate that)

Here in my last post I went on and on ad infinitum about how Zach Braff's Blog (if you can call it that) was banned from the halls and walls of my blog for not really being a blog and I realized, without even looking closely, I had made a link to Tyler Florence of the Food Network. He is my personal cooking hero, but the link is not to his blog (doubt he has one), but sort of a combo fan/informational webpage.
So let me attempt to clear this up, or muddy it, whichever you prefer. I believe I first linked to him as part of an alcohol related incident, but who really knows? He's there now and I want to advertise him, because he is my personal cooking hero. I make alot of different basic food items very well now, mostly because of him. The Food Network, which is arguably, evil incarnate, is where Tyler has a few shows, Food 911, How to Boil Water, Tyler's Ultimate, and various specialty shows.
I'm gonna take a moment here to focus on Food 911, and Tyler's Ultimate.
The premise of Food 911 is that you wrote to Tyler to ask him to help you make scrambled eggs, because the last time you made scrambled eggs all you needed to add was brown food coloring and it would have been just like a fake pile of dog pooh made out of rubber. Tyler, answering your call, shows up at your house and, using your kitchen utensils, teaches you how to make the most awesome scrambled eggs.
That little anecdote is actually true and what Tyler taught this woman how to do was make scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, hashbrowns, and, here's the kicker, all the items were hot at the same time, AND (this is no lie) it was done in eight (8) minutes! I swear to you that this is no lie because I have done it! Say AMEN, brothers and sistas!
That is the beauty of what Tyler does. He rarely, almost never, cooks food that regular people don't eat. Beef Wellington De Fragua Le Orange toot suite sounds great, but who the hell is ever gonna make it in the comfort of their own kitchen. I want a simple killer recipe for a roast chicken, and not a fancy four fuckin'names roast chicken. Just a roast chicken. Tyler does that. He shows how to make a lot of everyday foods in simple but very tasty ways.
One of my favorite episodes of Food 911 was where Tyler went to a high school and took the life skills class and broke the students into four seperate groups. Each group took on one particular task of basic cooking; braising, boiling, roasting, or baking. He taught each group how to do there basic task and then let them do it, hands on, and at the end of the show, the kids put together this huge meal. It was so cool.
Tyler's Ultimate focuses more on not so much specialty items, but the best of something, like apple pie, or pizza. And even on those shows the recipes still seem within reach.
Anyway, I'm keeping Tyler in the celebrity section because actually, technically, he is a celebrity, though not a blogger.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

I Had To Let Zach Braff's Blog Go...

I have a section that resides on the front page of my blog that lists blogs of celebrities. Those folks that are famous enough for you to know who they are at the mere mention of their name and even though they are famous they still find time to maintain a web journal.
I think this is very cool for a few reasons:
1. We like famous people. To see them. To hear them. To touch them (not in a stalker, but more of a handshake kinda way). They have entertained us in some way, so we feel a connection with them, although in reality most of us will never ever be in any kind of contact with them.
2. Until recently fan mail was about it in terms of Joe/Jill Average making any kind of contact with their ‘famous person’. After the Internet explodes all over the Earth, enter the electronic diary. A writing tool that is available to anyone, anywhere, in the world, who has access to a computer.
3. The very shrewdest of celebrities have figured out this is a goldmine. In a win-win situation, rather winding up in a ‘Where are they now’ segment of Entertainment Tonight, non-A list celebrities remain in public view by creating a huge fan base with their blog, and in the second part of the win, we, non-famous, people can have a much greater connection. It’s a very real possibility that if you email one of these celebrity bloggers, that you will get personal reply!
The list of folks that I picked had to cohabit on my blog are people I really like, of course. Not that I’m in anyway picky but one of the guidelines for the list, and this is a big deal, is that the blog actually has to at least seem personal. The owner is making actual entries or at the very least, appears to be. If the blog seems to be more of a marketing tool for the celeb, well then, I don’t need them around my place. And that is why I had to let Zach Braff go. Don’t get me wrong. I think Zach Braff is an awesome, multi-talented individual, and Scrubs, well, it doesn’t get any better. But in terms of his blog, I think it’s not really a blog. It’s an ad campaign. Zach is really famous right now, and deservedly so. Not denying that. I don’t think blogging is sacred, either. For myself, I just like it to be more personal.
On the other end of the spectrum, you have Wil Wheaton, who technically hasn’t been ‘famous’ for quite sometime now, but he has a huge following, and is probably the most famous celebrity blogger. He writes his own material and there is a great sincerity to his writing. He admits to geekiness, and when things suck, and it seems almost incidental on his site to be promoting his book, which of course, is going to be there, but again he’s not beating you over the head with it.
I’m sorry Zach. Maybe years down the road you’ll fall out of favor in Hollywood and start true blogging. Until then the sign says, ‘No Salesmen Allowed’.

Friday, December 03, 2004

The Apprentice 2

I realized I hadn’t posted about last week’s fiasco, ‘This is Andy...This is Andy on Pepsi...Any Questions?
It’s all kind of a blur now, but I remember there was the, Is the World really shaped like a barbell, Pepsi bottle, and the other design that originally I thought was gonna tank, but in fact gave Kelly a win, and a one-way trip to the final four guaranteed.
Andy! What the hell were you thinkn’ boy? For a debate champion I don’t know. Two words: Board*Room. Sandy and Jen ate him alive. Trump had no choice. Very, very sad to see Andy go.
The best thing of course was Andy’s Pepsi commercial with Raj. I was roarin’.
And so it goes...and becomes Candy!
During last weeks preview, they showed Ivana stripping and they blurred her butt, making it seem like she was bare-assed, which of course in reality, she weren’t. And I thought at the time I don’t want to see that, because she has to know the Donald is not gonna hire anyone who has to get naked to get attention. I just remembered Richard Hatch did that on Survivor but in this instance it’s for an actual job. But I digress.
The Task: with the aid of the magicians at the M&M/Mars billion dollar chocolate empire at their disposal – make some candy bars and sell them.
I think the tasks are getting much more clever and better suited to this process than they have been.
Ivana (PM), Kelly, and Kevin now face off against Sandy (PM) and Jen (she’s still here!), who, in the Boardroom, just last week, well, we can all sigh a big sigh of relief that weapons are not allowed in the Boardroom.
So how did the task go? Both groups made a fair amount of candy. Ivana, et al. made more candy, because they were more efficient. Then out on the street Sandy and Jen played to win, and the other guys, well...sucked, and lost.
Sandy and Jen get the very cool prize of flying by private jet to Chicago to spend time with our boy, Bill Rancic. In that meeting I found it very interesting how Bill made the correlation that Sandy and Jen were like He and Kwame (Education, etc.). I also couldn’t help but note how, and body language says a lot, when Sandy and Jen were leaving and hugs were exchanged, Bill hugged Jen second, and you could see his right arm was fully extended out behind him, so he was doing one of those gratuitous Hollywood hugs.
The Boardroom was very interesting. Like in tennis, everyone is for him/herself. The speed with which they turn on each other is nothing less than breakneck. I really believed the Donald doesn’t makeup his mind until that moment, and if Ivana had fought for herself, Donald would have canned Kevin, who I can’t see making it all the way through because he always has money problems. I think Donald would have canned him until Carolyn reminded Him about the stripping, which you could see he had put on the back burner and wasn’t the main concern for him. I think Kevin should have gone, but it was a strong case for Ivana too.

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Thanks Nicole!

Saw these clocks on Nicoles blog, and I had to have them!

Will post shortly about last nights developments.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Dog Ass Tired

That's me. And yet...
Before my day is done, I have to view my Thursday lineup so that I'm not surprised on the Today Show seeing which candidate fucked up and got fired. I hate that.
Miles to go before I sleep.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

A Serious Case of Postpartingwithturkey Depression

I'm working up to getting into the swing of things, but Post-Thanksgiving is tough. Just feel like eatn' and sleep'n. The list of todo's:

1. post more pics
2. xmas shopping
3. eat more.
4. sleep more.